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Pneumatic Solutions for Leak Testing

A leak is defined as an unintended passageway that enables fluid to escape plumbing, a component or a system. There are a number of methods used to detect leaks such as pressure decay, mass flow, bubble, sniffing and vacuum.   pressure decay technology Clippard utilizes pressure decay technolog...

Pushing the Cheese

  solution An Index & Fill machine utilizing several Clippard products, including: • UDR-32 Stainless Steel Cylinders • RPS-S3 Magnetic Reed Switch • JFC Flow Control Valve Filling cheese trays, weighing up to 100 pounds, and moving them along the conveyor line was the challe...

Components Automate Manual Fill Operation

Original Article , February 2014 By Michael Jermann Charter Engineering Group was contracted by a Northwest US-based food manufacturer to design and fabricate a machine to automate a manual fill operation. The fill material is a heated, viscous cheese product that is poured into fiberglass trays and...

Pneumatic Security

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. has integrated the Proxy III security system with a pneumatic operating system that is easy to install, maintain and is a cost effective operation. The Proxy III system utilizes a proximity card keyfob for access to the building and it is small enough for a keych...

Clippard Cylinders Help Safely Dispense Traffic Cones

  Automated Traffic Cone Dispensing Machine Automated traffic cone dispensers allow cones to be safely set up and collected in the middle of the highway. This machine uses Clippard cylinders for speedy deployment of the traffic cones.        

Pneumatic Solutions for Plasmic Entity Control Systems

Malevolent spirits, ghosts, poltergeists and other supernatural entities can wreak havoc on a business, causing extensive damage and loss of revenue as they intimidate and traumatize employees and customers. Entire families may find themselves terrorized and even be displaced from their own homes. A...

Pneumatic Solutions for Lumbar Support

Long periods of sitting flatten the lumbar curve that leads to a variety of back problems. Seating that lacks proper and adjustable lumbar support and cushion bounce leave their users vulnerable to physical pain and to long-term damage.     Lumbar Support Systems Lumbar support systems cra...

Unique Method of Applying Foam in a Wash-Down Procedure

Clippard engineers developed a Value Added Assembly for a special foam application wand. The new, specially-designed control box reduced chemical consumption, improved ergonomics and enhanced safety. Just Foam It Innovative Cleaning Equipment, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, has developed a new and unique m...

Pneumatic Solutions for Wound Therapy

The lack of standardized wound therapy methods and care contributes to unnecessarily long treatment and healing times. In addition, these factors contribute to excessively high costs borne by patients and health plans. Various new technologies and discoveries are bringing to patients the ability to ...

SAS/MAS Switch Tester

Sub-miniature (SAS) and Miniature (MAS) Air Switches are low-cost, air-actuated electrical switches that come in a variety of pressures.     Sub-miniature switches utilize a single pole, double throw (SPDT) electrical switch, certified UL and CSA. Mechanically-operated models are also avai...

Fill & Bleed Applications

A Fill and Bleed Circuit is combination of pneumatic valve components used to inflate a volume or apparatus in one controllable function and to release or vent pressure in a second controllable function. Fill and Bleed Circuits are commonly used in many applications where a particular pressure, firm...

Clippard's Automated Pneumatic Stamping Machine

Clippard's automated stamping machine enables fast,  efficient imprinting of the Clippard logo and part number into small fittings that are machined in mass quantities. How Does It Work? Blank fittings are loaded into the machine's bowl feeder. The bowl rotates continuously until a prox...

Clippard Modules Control Battery Filling at Simplex

(Originally Published on or Prior to 1998 ) At Simplex Filler Company, Hayward, California, the name of the game is safety, timing and precision. Clippard modular valves play an important role in controlling the reliability and quality of automatic battery filling where a corrosive sulphuric acid is...

Clippard Minimatics-A Good Brake For The ‘Possum Flats & Eastern

(Originally Published on or Prior to 1998 ) MINIATURE RAILROAD RELYS ON PNEUMATIC BRAKE SYSTEM Down in Maitland, Florida, just north of Orlando, the ‘Possum Flats & Eastern Railroad runs every day-safely, economically and with very little maintenance.  It doesn’t run very far-on...

Air Logic Upgrades Composites Manufacturing

Air logic upgrades composites manufacturing Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine by: Ken Korane Sep. 12, 2012 Pneumatic controls ensure safe and precise molding. Molded composite parts are commonplace in products ranging from boat hulls and hot tubs to storage tanks and wind turbines. However, regul...

Sustainable Success in Packaging Equipment

In the spring of 2010, Starflex Packaging Systems,  Jonesboro, Ga., found that its PL-100 poultry bagger was failing to operate correctly. Since the PL-100 requires no electricity and is operated with pneumatic parts from Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Starflex Director of Operations Den...

Clippard Automated Acoustic Guitar

    Clippard's Automated Air Guitar is a pneumatically controlled Ovation. Created to show our capabilities in pneumatic control applications.  Over 16 songs play during specific trade shows to let people know about Clippard's products, capabilities and creativity.  For t...

Pneumatic Yogurt Cannon

This pneumatic cannon was built by Clippard for Possible Worldwide Labs.  The cannon shot cups of yogurt 100 feet at undisclosed rates of speed, creating yogurt art for a special advertising proposal.   Ready, Aim, Fire!   About Possible Labs "Possible Labs is the manifestation o...

NASA Educational Application

Clippard Products in Educational Applications and Projects The Rock Rovers Team Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers    A  team of NASA scientists and engineers has selected Council Rock School District to participate in NASA’s Microgravity Experience Program. Seven school...

Singer ICN Tufting Machine Produces Intricate Pattern Carpet; Saves Valuable Yarn

Application Story Published by Clippard, 1984 Clippard Valves and Cylinders Contribute to Unique Capability The new ICN (individually-controlled needle) tufting machine produced by The Singer Company is a major step forward for the carpet industry in productivity and flexibility. For the first time ...

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